Optic Nerve #14 by Adrian Tomine (D&Q) $6.95 - Optic Nerve 14 brings Adrian Tomine’s multifaceted, expressive cartooning to a new peak with two stories and a bonus autobiographical strip. “Killing and Dying” is about a father’s struggles to be supportive: it centers on parenthood, …
by Matt Furie
Published by McSweeney's
54p, full color, hardcover, 10.25"x6.25"
Where's Matt Furie been lately? Apparently he's been squirreled up drawing a truly stunning and mind-bending wordless children's book for McSweeney's, and I couldn't be more excited about the fruits of his labors. Night Riders is truly awesome - cool animal-monsters staying up all night on a journey through a glowing nocturnal world, rendered in some ultralush colored pencil jewel hues. I love the chillpill laffs of Boy's Club aplenty - however this is a different trip altogether: magic and riches with perfect delivery. A great kid's book, and a great graphic novel to boot. -EF